FETISH(east bay) Genre: Pop/Rock (Rock And Roll) Hometown: San Francisco/Oakland, California
Formed in 1994 by oakland transplant, singer-songwriter Matthew Olyphant, Fetish has been ripping it up throughout California and the Northwest. The band still calls Oakland, CA it's home and has self-produced and released several records over the past seven years. Recently they were signed by Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day to their hometown label "Adeline Records." In July 2000 they performed at The Dragonfly in Los Angeles, CA where they were featured on the BMI new music night showcase, and this is what BMI had to say following the band's explosive set, "Next up was the high-energy band, Fetish, who hit the stage with their in-your-face brand of punk/alt/blues rock n? roll, jolting the Monday night crowd into serious party-mode. This young, talented and highly entertaining band from Oakland is certainly paving the way to a promising future." -BMI. Click here for photos from the event: A few months later in October 2000 Fetish released "Silver" on Adeline and have been busy ever since. "If you long for the days when punk was as creative and diverse as any other genre (only a little too undesirable in some way to be accepted by the mainstream, a kind of a catch-all term if you think about it), check out Fetish." -Silver (Adeline) by Scott Hefflon, Lollipop Magazine. These rockers from the bay area were well received at The North by Northwest music festival 2000 where they performed at the BMI showcase. "This Oakland, CA based rock group have grown tremendously since their initial punk formation. Signed to Green Day's Adeline Records, their aggressive and melodic songs show a young group with huge potential. Think a little bit punk, a little bit alt/rock mixing with the blues and rawk'n'roll and you've got Fetish." -BMI. (http:// www.bmi.com /showcases/200009/nxnw.asp) Most recently they performed at Nadines Wild Weekend in San Francisco where they once again turned-it-out...(http:// www.bmi.com /showcases/200108/nadines.asp) So...Keep your eyes open for these guys as they are currently out on the road rockin-and-rollin!!!! If you are interested in buying their latest release "Silver" or any "Fetish" merchandise please visit the on-line store at http://www.adelinerecords.net where you will find the finest in rock-n-roll! So there!
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